July 25th, 2014

Bury St Edmunds Tory Association Drops Support for Ruffley

Bury St Edmunds Conservative Association is now refusing to publicly back David Ruffley as he faces investigation by Michael Gove. On Wednesday the chair of Ruffley’s local party said of his apology: “I support David’s statement”. But Guido understands that the mood among its executive hardened yesterday in the wake of growing publicity, with several members now believing his position is untenable. Tory sources describe the day’s developments as “significant”. This is reflected in the statement given by the local party to BBC Look East last night, dropping their “support”:

“We note David’s acceptance of his responsibilities, the issuance and acceptance of an apology and his expressions of deep regret.” 

Ruffley has now led the bulletin on BBC Look East for three days running, with yet more constituents telling last night’s edition he must resign. The story is on national television and radio, and appears in every national newspaper this morning. Today’s Telegraph reports he could be suspended from the House of Commons. More concerning for Ruffley’s local party is the fact the publicity around the story is growing by the day…


61 Comments

  1. 1
    Ed Moribund says:

    He’s gotta go. Cameron can’t criticise anyone else while this worm is still around.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 3
      Birmingham City Council Dept. for Education says:

      There is nothing wrong with beating your wife, the Holy Quran permits it.

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      • 46
        ... says:

        FFS quit spamming your hate and Hasbara everywhere, Shlomo.

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        • 47
          Normal Brit says:

          You don’t have to be J ewish to despise moz.

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          • Ali Snackbar says:

            The Koran also permits you to have sex with those that you “hold with your right hand”, i.e. your slaves. It also tells you how to wipe your bottom. Can’t you just feel the love?

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    • 16
      Sharon Shoesmith says:

      Man with mental illness has career ruined by vindictive internet campaign.

      Dial L for compensation Lawyers

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    • 22
      Non A says:

      What is the point in accepting a private police caution when it is leaked to the press and the end result is exactly the same as being found guilty in the criminal court?

      Whoever leaked it should be put in front of a judge. And where the full facts leaked anyway or just the title of the caution, which will always sound a lot worse than the minor offence the caution was for.

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      • 45
        Blimey says:

        He’s getting off lightly. Imagine the shock horror if he had pinched someone’s arse while pissed, much worse than being punched in the face apparently.

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    • 49
      Mr Spigot says:

      Ruffly by name, roughly by nature.

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    • 60

      He’ll be done Ruffley if he ever ends up in prison !

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  2. 2
    Vote UKIP says:

    Gone are the days when an MP’s personal behaviour doesn’t matter.

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    • 10
      M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

      They have to be forced to do the decent thing which means it is not the decent thing for them to do.

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      • 42
        Just thinking says:

        Maybe the Bury St Edmunds Tory Association was hand picked by the Question Time Producer and found the national cross section of the audience was women.

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  3. 4
    George Galloway says:

    Each & every one of the 2350 rockets Hamas fired so far from Gaza at Isr*el is an attempt to kill civilians.

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    • 6
      I'm actually ejaculating as you read this message says:

      Yeah, all 2 of them; is it inconveniant to your narrative that so many hundreds of israeli soldiers got in way and spoilt the stats for you?

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      • 12
        Insert any MP's name here says:

        Just you wait until the election’s over and done with and we can get back to ignoring you meddling voters for another four and a half years.

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        • 43
          Anonymous says:

          There’s a UKIP billboard poster in there.

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          • Israel spends its money on shelters and Hamas spends its money in rockets. That’s why so many die in Palestine.

            The only shelters in Palestine are for Hamas leaders and their families and are usually built underneath schools and hospitals.

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    • 17
      That's True says:

      Correct

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  4. 5
    I'm actually ejaculating as you read this message says:

    Publicity isn’t growing by the, despite the desperate attempts of hacks to try and stir up a feeding frenzy.

    Camoron’s got to go.

    An MP’s personal behaviour seems to only not matter when it involves sodomy.

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  5. 7
    Richie Benaud Says says:

    “Gone”

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  6. 8
    ShamarriagesRus says:

    We get you into UK. Then bring all extended family. Then claim all benefits. Easy.

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    • 11
      One-term Dave says:

      I give you a cast iron guarantee that I’ll put a stop to this and bring immigration under control, if I’m re-elected next year.

      No, seriously. I know I’ve promised this before, and completely failed because I was distracted by bumsex marriage legislation, but I really really mean it this time.

      Honest.

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      • 14
        Number 10 Bellend says:

        Whatever problem you have, whatever you’re unhappy about, I promise I will sort it out. But only if you vote for me at the next election. Deal?

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  7. 9
    Ken Clarke says:

    You leave my boy alone! He’s my mini me. If he wants to beat up his be-atch that’s entirely a matter for him.

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  8. 13
    Charlie, have a go. says:

    Here’s your chance UKIP, get in there.

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  9. 15

    Dark clouds are gathering. Quick! Get a photogenic female to take his place.

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  10. 19
    Sack them all and expel Scotland says:

    It was a hot and sticky night last night. Gave me very bad dreams. I suffered a very realistic nightmare that Clegg had resigned, an early general election had happened and Ed Miliband had won by a landslide, with all the horrors of a socialist agenda landed on us, and my bank account raided by Ballsup and my wife made to sit on a board of directors by Harperson!

    I tell you, I woke up in a horrible sweat and scared. I was so grateful to realise David Cameron was still PM and there was no early election. It made me realise how lucky we are and how safe I feel with David Cameron as PM. He is the only choice for this country. We cannot afford to hand it to Milishit!

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    • 21
      Dimmy Dave's doubled the debt says:

      ” I was so grateful to realise David Cameron was still PM”

      You’re really not going to like the result of the next general election.

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      • 25
        Sack them all and expel Scotland says:

        Not if Milishit gets in by default and stupidity no. I won’t like it, and I bet you won’t either.

        If all good likeminded people come together and vote Tory we can still stop Militant & Co.

        Don’t vote Lib Dem, don’t vote UKIP or anything else than Tory. We can stop these bastards.

        The damage they will cause is incalculable. They don’t care about rights other than their own narrow Harman approved rights. They are seriously dangerous and will ruin this country. They have to be stopped!

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        • 30
          Anonymous says:

          “You’re really not going to like the result of the next general election.”

          No I won’t either but there again I’m someone who stands on my own two feet, works hard, runs a company employs people and makes a profit while paying all taxes due.

          Something the Labour Party and the unions absolutely detest of course.

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        • 31
          We're fucked already! says:

          I agree I don’t want Miliband as PM. However, how to stop him I really couldn’t advise you. It isn’t as simple as that in politics!

          One train of thought to keep us all sane for 5 years. IfMiliband gets in and fucjs it up like Hollandin France, Tories should win 2020 and beyond?!

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        • 32
          Rob Roy says:

          Now let us get this right shall we.

          David Cameron has made umpteen promises to the Scots that if they vote to stay in the Union he will give us X , Y and Z.

          Unfortunately people have become utterly confused by these myriad offers.

          Perhaps he could spend his holidays putting his promises on an A4 Excel spread sheet with separate columns showing implementation dates.

          Further columns for the positions of Liebherr UKIP Lib Dims and those green people should also be added so we cannot be taken unawares after May 2015.

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          • I know we all have computers ans “i” this and thats but I think you are asking an awful lot.

            Excel is really complicated and I have had loads of trouble just deactivating the porn filter.

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        • 34
          Todays dreams are? says:

          I voted Camorons Conservatives to keep Brown out, the country thought different, it turns out the rest of the country was right, I will never ever vote Conservative again, I didn’t vote for a left wing piece of u turns or a liar, vote UKIP to keep Liebour out, it’s your only chance.

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          • It depends! says:

            Looks like the electors in marginals will put Milibollocks in. However, Scotland might always vote yes still. If they do then Miliwanker’s majority should disappear and he’ll be out in 2020. He will be a disaster anyway. The Kinnock we never had. When the left realise he cannot deliver and the right hate him too it’ll be old style Labour division and Esther Mcvey elected as PM in 2020 for 20 years of lefty purging Tory government!

            We are sort of 1974 territory electorally. Cameron is Heath!

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          • Mirrors-r-Us says:

            Millions of others too. Both “left” and “right”

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    • 61

      I had a strange dream last night which said to beware of men called Boris !

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  11. 20
    Anonymous says:

    And do we already know the name of the person who will mysteriously step forward to replace him?

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  12. 23
    Not In My Name says:

    Just another one hanging on like a bad smell until the election.

    Nowhere to go.

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    • 29
      Long John Silver's parrot says:

      Do they get a better termination package from the taxpayer if they hang on to the bitter end ?

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  13. 26
    Anonymous says:

    Where exactly is this Saint Edmund buried ?

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  14. 28
    Anonymous says:

    It doesn’t really matter who gets in. They are all EU puppets with virtually no power.

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  15. 35

    OK.

    We want a tag-match. David Ruffley v David Ward.

    Two Falls,Two Submission or a Knockout. Rockets allowed.

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  16. 44
    Andrew Speed, roughly an apologist says:

    Err, when I said I supported David I meant that I did not in fact fully support him at all.

    I hope this is clear. It’s an easy mistake to make.

    Looking forward to David telling us where he’ll be going on hols this year at the meeting next week.

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  17. 50
    Anonymous says:

    Publicity continuously boosted by Guido.

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  18. 51
    lojolondon says:

    I have no reason to support Mr Roughly, but the fact is that the Biased-BBC has smelled blood, and will be all over this – just like when Andrew Mitchell never swore at a policeman, the publicity will not stop until he is gone. Unlike the treatment given to Mike Hancock, for example…..

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    • 52
      Hate the lot of them says:

      You don’t need to feel sorry for him or think it’s a BBC plot to get him (actually the BBC have only recently got behind this bandwagon and the running has been from the local papers in Suffolk who picked up the original story in the Mail).
      Truth is that he’s got a quick and nasty temper and an over inflated idea of his own importance and he’s been throwing his weight around for years…this time he’s gone too far and been caught.
      Game over.
      Simples!

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  19. 53
    Lord Flashman says:

    The hounding of Ruffley is truly odd when you look of the form of previous two MPs for Bury St Edmunds. Sir Eldon Griffiths ran away with a local fitness instructor and managed to divorce his first wife without paying her a penny.
    Dick Spring was caught in a three in a bed romp. Neither lost their jobs. So why all the moral indignation?

    My money is a cabal are trying to oust Ruffley and fill this save seat with a Tory Pilgrim.

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  20. 54
    Sir George Young says:

    I have today written to my successor, Mr Gove, to suggest that this whole terrible affair may be my fault, indirectly.

    Several days before the incident in question, the member for Bury St Edmunds visited me in the Chief Whip’s Office to seek counsel upon the problems he was having with his former amoureuse. My advice to him was “treat her, Ruffley”. It seems that he completely misunderstood this.

    I shall get on my bike now.

    Yours ever,
    George, bt

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  21. 57
    mraemiller says:

    If someone asks him at the deselection meeting “When did you stop hitting your wife?” is it still a trick question?

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  22. 59
    Long Memory says:

    I remember being at a Conservative Future reception at the US Embassy many years ago. I was talking to this rather pretty English-born employee of the Embassy. Ruffley came over, inserted himself into the conversation and promptly changed the conversation. Bit rude, I thought.

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cynic says:

Can anyone help me? I went on holiday a week ago and returned to find someone has pulled out the stake and Gordon Brown is back and acting as Prime Minister. What did I miss? Has there been a snap election?


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